One dead, 7 sickened from listeria outbreak linked to cheese
On Friday the CDC reported at least seven people have been sickened, and one died after eating “Hispanic-style cheese.”
The CDC says the outbreak has affected people only of Hispanic descent and living in California or Maryland.
Three babies were among those infected with listeria, while the other five were adults, including two women who had recently given birth.
The illnesses date back to between August 1 and November 27, 2013.
CNN reports, earlier this month, health inspectors in Virginia found listeria monocytogenes bacteria in a sample of Cuajada en Terron, or fresh cheese curd, on sale in clear, unlabeled plastic bags at a Mega Mart in Manassas. This was traced to Roos Foods, a company based in Kenton, Delaware. Virginia authorities said at that time there were no known sicknesses in the state tied to that cheese.